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For 2
7:00 PM
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3843 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Tinto, an expression used to describe red wine served in pintxos bars throughout Northern Spain, is the ultimate expression of what a Basque wine bar should be. Located in Rittenhouse Square, the cozy restaurant, drawing inspiration from the rich cultural and culinary traditions of Basque country, inspires, tantalizes and satisfies with extraordinary cuisine by Chef Jose Garces.

Specialties of the House
Duck Montadito, Shrimp & Chorizo Brochettes, Short Rib Bocadillo, 60 bottle wine list from the Basque regions of N. Spain and S. France, and artisanal ciders.

Private Parties: Tinto welcomes groups of all sizes. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Tapas / Small Plates, Basque
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm

Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-2pm
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Phone number
(215) 665-9150
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Garces
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Bring your favorite Tinto dishes to your next event. Garces Catering brings the joy of sharing special occasions with our restaurant guests to any celebration, anywhere. Please call, 215-670-2381 for more information.
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Cross street
Sansom Street
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Parking details
There are numerous lots nearby; prices vary.
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Public transit
SEPTA: The 17, 21, and 42 buses stop near the restaurant. The Market-Frankford El stop is at 15th & Market.
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If you book a private event at Tinto, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.
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Special events & promotions
Complement Tinto’s sophisticated and intimate private dining room with a personalized wine-pairing menu from Tinto’s award-winning, Basque cuisine—perfect for celebrating a special occasion with a small group.

Private Dining Room – private second floor
Capacity: 20 seated

La Cocina – created for private reception-style events
Capacity: 25 standing

El Comedor – main dining room
Capacity: 45 seated

Full Restaurant
Capacity: 70 seated / 100 standing

Please note, a fixed price menu is required for groups of 12 or more.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Dine on Basque tapas while sipping crisp ciders and sumptuous wines in one of our intimate dining rooms, designed to make your guests feel right at home. Tinto's sophisticated space and award-winning cuisine ensures every event is memorable.

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What 3843 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTeranTG (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food was fantastic! Certainly a place where you can taste a variety of foods that work well with each other. The restaurant also fills up very quickly, so make a reservation to secure a seat!

vipdiner33 (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Phenomenal food. Best Spanish food I have had in years. Service was excellent as well.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

An excellent culinary experience, with excellent food, service, wine and atmosphere.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Tinto is really really good - not much else to say.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

First off, the food was excellent. We had a party of 5, including my parents who are 70+ years old. The seating was so uncomfortable. We sunk down on our seats. We asked to move. The new table was better, but close to the front door so my mom had to wear her coat. I used my coat as a cushion for my back.. The dishes where mainly for 2 people. So we had to cut everything into 3 sections. I wish our waiter would have told us to order more than one of each item, since we asked him to make sure there where five dates wrapped in something. You think he would have thought to make sure there where 5 on each plate. The sangria was watered down. We asked for a second pitcher without ice, and it was better. It’s nice a nice restaurant to take a date, but not for parties of 2+ people.

vipBrooksI (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I felt the $340 bill for 4 was not worth what we received.

EveryZig (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

can hardly go wrong here. Food is almost universally great, if the service ever matches the food (and it's close outside of a couple small issues) tables will be very hard to come by. A little pricey for what you get (especially with wine tasting), but it tastes so good I almost don't mind.

NicolasS (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food is superb, music isn't too loud, service is by far the best and this year it was a great surprise to know that they are able to change meals for pre-fix menus (my wife don't eat fish or sea food so they change it into a veggie/pasta option). I will strongly recommend to go for special occasions since their prices are expensive.

RayA (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I brought my partner here for an early Valentine's Day date. We took the Valentine's special menu (which is pretty much the same as the Chef's Tasting menu), and enjoyed every single bite of it! The service was impeccable, the food outstanding, and the drinks were strong and delicious. The ambiance was also very nice with the dimmed lights and the wall of wine bottles. Never a bad experience at Tinto!

vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fourth time visiting- really have enjoyed past experiences. Was quite crowded upon arrival for our 8:45 reservation. Had to wait in bar until our table was ready. Too many guests to even get attention of bartenders for a beverage while waiting. Food was wonderful. Had exceptional scallops and pork belly. The touch of Meyer lemon in the Brussels sprouts was just lovely. The tourchon de foie gras was a thing of beauty. Unexpected flavors that just sang together. The only real issues was with the service. David our lead waiter seemed to pay much more attention to the couples on each side of us and treated us like an afterthought. We ordered a second glass of wine and he brought the incorrect one. He did give this to us on the house and brought the correct selection. Then after we ordered 2 more items and received the first one the table was cleared of service ware. David then presents us with dessert menus. Asking if our lamb was still being prepared he stumbled and blamed the mistake on the new back server/bus boy. Not very tactful. Once we finished he was quite rude to this associate when he was directed to clear the table again.
His unprofessionalism was not typical of our experiences at the Garces restaurants we have visited in the past. We will continue to patronize and hopefully this was just a one off of mediocre service.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was delicious and fun. Great presentation.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and drinks are exceptional. It's a warm and intimate space for a party of two or even a larger group. Our waiter Anthony was charming, funny, and very knowledgeable about the menu and the choices we had made for the evening. It was an outstanding meal full of flavor and unique combinations.

ThomasH (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place to enjoy fantastic Tapas, I didn’t feel the chefs tasting held an equal value to cost ratio, we would have done much better by ordering individual menu items. I’d certainly dine there again.

vipdannospun (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent and varied selection for the tasting menu. The courses have an organic progression: charcuterie, cheese, olives, then appropriately sized portions of various proteins and accompaniments culminating in a light dessert. At no point was a regretting ordering the tasting menu. Great sauces. Great wine selections.

vipBaldeagles (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Started with awesome drinks at the bar and moved to a great table near the open kitchen. Everything was delicious and we were allowed to take our time. Best octopus

vipKathyjNJ (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Best restaurant in Philadelphia!

vipRebeccaM (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Delicious meal, amazing tastes one right after the other! So many choices, we will definitely be back!

AZ86 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Fun for a special occasion. Food was very good but didn’t have great options for a picky eater in our party. Very small tapas portions. Service was excellent with on point recs.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Been to Tintos many times....enjoy it each time and never disappointed with food or service. Tight on space but convenient location.

vipluv2dine2013 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018